Show #99: High Functioning Anxiety with Tammi Kirkness


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And onto this week’s show!

There are people you meet who you’re instantly on the same vibration as. One of those people for me is Tammi Kirkness. Past show guest Melissa Browne introduced us because Tammi was a fan of the toxin lowering aspect to Low tox Life and wanted to include that in her E course on High Functioning Anxiety and factors to address on the road to quietening it. We shared mouldy apartment stories and our outlook on healing and voila – the rest is history and I HAD to have her on the show. In today’s chat we discuss high functioning anxiety,  how it differs from generalised anxiety, lifestyle factors that contribute to HFA, strategies to bust it (perfectionist or imposter syndrome anyone?); we have a blissful and impromptu meditative couple of minutes that we can refocus into positive energy and have negative energy bounce off us… We even discuss energetic healing and the fact that she’s a clairvoyant. It’s a chat with many twists, turns and practical take homes to live a life of strength and positivity – even if you crumble sometimes. WE ALL DO!

If you can’t wait to get started, this is the link to Tammi’s e-course High Functioning Anxiety



What questions do I ask Tammi this week?

  1. When did you first become conscious of what anxiety was and was that because you were experiencing something you couldn’t define or did your own experience with it come later?

  2. What’s the diff between ‘anxiety’ and “High Functioning” Anxiety?

  3. What are some of the biggest lifestyle factors that can contribute to anxiety?

  4. Wait, what? You’re a clairvoyant? Were you always?

  5. What are some of the signs where we need to address things with acute care (even if we want a long term holistic plan) ie medication / psychologist etc

  6. How have you learnt to move through anxiety and feel energised and positive in your own life?

  7. Do you ever get anxiety pangs these days? Coping/thriving strategies?

  8. When you say you love to help people shine brightly – Can you share a story of a client you’re super proud of?

  9. Often the helpers don’t help themselves: How do you do all the work you do supporting others through HFA and take care of your own health and wellbeing.

  10. How do we prioritise the filling up of OUR cup

Other helpful links?

Link to Tammi’s e-course High Functioning Anxiety

For  more information about Tammi’s work visit her website

You can find her on Instagram @visionscope_coaching or Facebook



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Comments 27

  1. I would love to win these because I have been using a fish oil for my son, and seen the most amazing impact on his anxiety. I would love to start taking a good quality fish oil myself to see if it can help with my psoriasis and general anxiety.

  2. Hi Alex, I’ve been following your for years and love your work! Thanks for the podcasts they are always super interesting to listen to! I would ike to win the Nordic Naturals Cod Liver Oil as it has been on my wish list for a while now but as a single Mum it’s a little out of my price range. I’m not sure the cheaper stuff I’m using is working all that well. I would love a chance to try this product out. Thanks for all you do xx

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  3. I can’t wait to listen to this weeks show- high functioning anxiety over here!! Looking forward to getting some more tools to help keep the anxiety at bay.
    As for the nordic naturals pack- I would love to win- I’ve been wanting to get some of their products for ages, especially for my kids after hearing about it on one of your other podcasts.

  4. I can’t wait to listen to this weeks podcast- high functioning anxiety over here!! Looking forward to getting some more tools to help keep the anxiety at bay.
    As for the Nordic Natural pack- I would love to win it. I’ve been meaning to try their products for ages, especially the kids ones after hearing about it on one of your other shows.

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  5. Hey Alexx! I would love to win because I’m already using the Nordic Naturals omega blend but didn’t even know they did cod liver oil. How exciting! Thank you x

  6. Hi, I’d love to try the Arctic Cod Liver Oil as I want to improve my and my families Omega 3:6 ratio intake. We show some signs of fatigue and low immunity and I’d like to work on that. Thank you.

  7. I absolutely loved this podcast about high functioning anxiety. It addressed issues that really aren’t spoken about in such an open, kind hearted, friendly, positive forum. Both of you are so very inspiring with natural, grounded voices. Thanks for this wonderful discussion which I am forwarding to friends who will benefit greatly. Muchas gracias for all your commitment to helping others, sharing information, researching, collating, inspiring others and informing on how to nourish oneself too. xx

  8. Ps. I would love the cod liver oil pack for my family, especially for my son who needs assistance building his immunity. Also in this weather we’re not necessarily getting enough vitamin A & D. Thank you.

  9. Hi Alex… Id love to win the Nordic Naturals pack because my eldest has been on their Children’s DHA for about a year (autism and adhd) and we would love to introduce this to my (Mr Picky Eater) youngest – 2 yrs old – to support brain development and speech – he loves the soft gels that pop in his mouth but we spend so much on supplements now that we cant really afford more.
    Thank you for everything you do on Low Tox Life!!

  10. I am a newbie to your podcast Alexx and I have been binging on episodes! Based on your episode with Dr Leila Masson I was introduced to Nordic Naturals and immediately ordered Children’s DHA but in liquid form, instead of the gels. Not as easy to get my girls to have the liquid 🙂 Both my eldest daughter and myself have Pyrrole disorder and we both desperately need great quality Omega 3’s in our lives. Love your work. Thank you! x

  11. My little one has had a few presentations to hospital, struggling to breathe. He goes down hill very quickly. Doctors tell me he’ll most likely have asthma and little can be done, but we’re trying all we can to help our little man’s body to become more resilient. I hope these may help!

  12. Hi Alexx, I’d love to win as we all want to do the best for our family and ourselves and this could be part of the puzzle for us. Thanks heaps for educating us all and giving us this chance!

  13. That moment you enter a competition to win cod liver oil. Is this even real life?! But in all seriousness winning cod liver oil sounds like such an amazing treat to me right now. I’ve been taking a gentle slow and steady approach to health and healing after working out some deficiencies and I’ve established that upping my omega 3s and vitamin D is to be next on my list. I’m 13 month’s post partum and still breastfeeding and man am I nutritionally depeleted. I know my body has been pumping all my nutrients to baby – especially the omega 3s – since every cell of his needs those fatty acid goodies but boy can I feel it. So some intense cod liver support for me and baby is absolutely needed!

  14. Yes please i am dead keen to win the cod liver oil gels. After your wonderful job of informing us of their quality and i don’t eat enough fish in my diet currently.

  15. Hi Alexx – I’m an absolute CONVERT to your wonderful book & podcasts. I can’t wait to get out each day on my dog walk as I’m binge-listening to all your shows. I’ve learnt so much already. I’d love to win the Nordic Naturals pack because through one of your podcasts I learnt that the fish oil I’ve been religiously taking for years – thinking I was doing the right thing – is very likely full of mercury! Yuk!! Also my 14 year old is suffering from some quite nasty anxiety & whilst I’ve got her on VitD, Magnesium & Zinc (from another of your shows) & a healthy diet of course, I really think I need to add some good oils. Thanks Alexx for all you are doing for the world – I’m truely hooked & “love your work!!”. Caro xx

  16. Listening to this podcast now. Sooo timely for me with my anxiety levels which are even higher now with CIRS. Would love to win the Nordic Naturals pack. Will be great to help my immune system and gut. Hope you’re doing well xx

  17. I’d love to win this fabulous Nordic Naturals Cod Liver Oil pack because when my son’s hay fever is vastly improved by daily cod liver oil. I just can’t afford to buy Nordic Naturals all the time.

  18. Loved this episode and would love to win this giveaway! I just saw a naturopath after completing the preconception ninja course and she recommended trying this cod liver oil in the next couple of months before we start trying 🙂

  19. I’d love to win this pack because all the goodness in Nordic Naturals cod liver oil makes the world of difference to my son’s eczema, allergies and supports his sluggish system to detox so much more effectively (he’s 2). And my little boy would go crazy for the chance to try the chewables!

  20. Hi Alexx, thank you for informing us of another great product. I’m currently using fish oils for inflammation reduction and would love to win this pack so that I can use a more conscious quality option.

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